Monday, 20 February 2012

Border areas need to be developed- A K Antony

Border areas need to be developed-  A K Antony
clean media correspondent 
Itanagar, Feb 20: (CMC) Defence Minister A K Antony today said secure and non-porous international borders must remain the topmost priority of the Centre. 
"We are aware of the challenges which people living in border areas face and it is our collective duty to ensure that our border areas are developed as any other part of the country," Antony said here. 
"Arunachalees have always been known to be fiercely patriotic and yield to none in their love for the motherland," Antony said while addressing the silver jubilee celebration of statehood day of this frontier state here this morning. 
The proposals submitted by the state government to PMO and Planning Commission to provide connectivity to 22 unconnected administrative centres, construction of foot suspension bridges, log bridges and porter tracks in border areas, as well as providing drinking water facilities in border areas are highly relevant and will definitely be given a serious consideration, he added. 
"We need to focus on specific areas like infrastructure development, tourism, agriculture, horticulture and police modernisation. The Prime Minister massive package announced for the state during 2008 will develop and modernise the state in the years to come," he pointed out. 
With Arunachal poised to be the future power house of the country, he said after operationalisation of various under-construction power projects the state could earn revenue to the tune of Rs 10,000 crores annually. 

"However, the real challenge lies in ensuring that these projects get implemented as per schedule and distribution of this wealth among the people of the state is equitable," he said while pointing out that ecological concerns should also be taken care of. 

1 comment:

  1. we did not how much Bangladeshi in India so Antony sir this do very must.....